Category: Life After Diagnosis

Ready for a Moonshot to End Cancer

Ready for a Moonshot to End Cancer

It is not every day that the President of the United States says he wants to end cancer once and for all. And it is certainly not every day that the President talks about ending cancer at a State of the Union address. But it actually happened this week, and the...
An Open Letter To Woman Newly Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

An Open Letter To Woman Newly Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

I’m so sorry. I’m so, so sorry. Everyone around you is in shock … YOU are in shock. You’ve just heard those fateful words, “It is cancer.” There’s a part of you that wants to hide under the covers, only coming out when it’s proven that this is all just a horrific...

YSC’s Tribute to Cynthia Rubin (1962-2015)

Kind. Fierce. Generous. Funny. Brilliant. Cynthia (Cindy) Rubin, the second Board President of Young Survival Coalition (YSC) and founding member, passed away on Tuesday, October 20th, leaving her indelible mark on the breast cancer community and all young women...
Changing the Face of Breast Cancer Advocacy

Changing the Face of Breast Cancer Advocacy

When I joined the breast cancer community at age 36, I had no idea my diagnosis would take me into the world of advocacy and science around the disease that was trying to kill me. As I transitioned into my professional role as YSC’s third Chief Executive Officer, I...
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